Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region recently sat for an interview with Ann Bentajado of Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara. The bishop said he was delighted to be in Santa Barbara, serving 37 parishes located across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

During the interview Bishop Barron also spoke of the day he learned of his appointment as auxiliary bishop, and encouraged young people to “find your mission.” The entire interview may be viewed online at